Department Researchers work highlighted at NCRI festival: Fewer cases of children’s cancer picked up during COVID pandemic
12 November 2021
A study of cancer in children and young adults in England has found that fewer patients were diagnosed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research, presented at the NCRI Festival, also shows that children who were diagnosed with cancer during the first wave of the pandemic were more likely to have been admitted to intensive care prior to their diagnosis.
PCR cycle threshold may be key to predicting infectiousness of people with asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic COVID-19, suggests new review.
1 November 2021
An international team of researchers, led from Centre for Evidence-based Medicine based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, and funded by the World Health Organization and the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research, have today announced the findings from the most complete analysis of high-quality covid transmission studies in asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people to date.
26 October 2021
Researchers from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, have today announced that they have been awarded funding through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to work with several UK universities and carry out a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, testing novel antiviral COVID-19 treatments for use early on in the illness by people in the community with COVID-19 who are at higher risk of complications.
25 October 2021
Researchers from across the UK, led by the University of Oxford, have today reported on the risks of developing neurological complications following a positive COVID-19 PCR test, or a first dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations.
11 October 2021
A collaboration which used anonymised GP records to identify 1.5m people most at risk from Covid-19 and prioritise them for vaccination has won the prestigious John Perry Prize for computing innovation in primary care.
28 September 2021
Smoking is highly likely to worsen the severity of COVID-19 and the risk of dying with the infection, finds a large study led by researchers from the University of Oxford and published online in the respiratory journal Thorax.
QCovid highly commended for ‘best use of technology in Patient Safety’ at the 2021 HSJ Patient Safety Awards
23 September 2021
Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox and her team have been Highly Commended in the ‘Best use of technology in Patient Safety’ category for the QCovid risk calculator at this year’s Health Service Journal Patient Safety Awards.
Vaccinated groups at highest risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation and death identified using new QCovid tool
20 September 2021
New algorithm predicts those most at risk of serious Covid-19 outcomes from 14 or more days after second vaccination dose, when substantial immunity is expected to have developed Authors hope this new risk tool will allow those who perceive risk to be high to make more informed decisions regarding shielding and potentially inform policy and clinical decisions on booster vaccine doses and monoclonal antibodies
27 August 2021
Oxford researchers have today announced the results of a blood clot study, suggesting lower risk with vaccine than infection.
10 August 2021
Research into the risk of hospital admission from COVID-19 is recognised with a "Best Research Paper Award" from the journal Heart.
19 July 2021
The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £557,674 to investigate how families are managing to cope with ‘long covid’ and to understand how best they can be supported.
15 July 2021
The results, from within the OpenSAFELY platform, are based on electronic health records for more than 17 million people registered with a general practice in England linked to hospital admission and mortality data.
5 July 2021
The PRINCIPLE trial has been highly commended at the Health Data Research UK Awards for the way in which patient data is utilised so participants are contacted about the trial soon after receiving a positive test result.
30 June 2021
Good data on Long COVID will be crucial for research into the prevalence of Long COVID, its causes and consequences, and to plan services effectively, say researchers following their analysis of 96% of electronic healthcare records in England using the OpenSAFELY platform.
23 June 2021
From today, ivermectin is being investigated in the UK as part of the Platform Randomised Trial of Treatments in the Community for Epidemic and Pandemic Illnesses (PRINCIPLE), the world’s largest clinical trial of possible COVID-19 treatments for recovery at home and in other non-hospital settings.
21 June 2021
There are higher proportions of ethnic minority children in England testing positive for COVID-19 than white children, with Asian children more likely to be admitted to hospital with the illness, finds an observational analysis of 2.6 million healthcare records led by Oxford University researchers.
20 May 2021
Each year, International Clinical Trials Day recognises the people who conduct clinical trials, giving our community a chance to say thank you for everything they do to improve public health. This year our trials unit staff are sharing what makes them proud to be part of Oxford’s Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit.
New study shows potential link between bodyweight and risk of severe COVID-19, especially for younger adults
29 April 2021
The first large study to report the effect of bodyweight on risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19 across the full range of body mass index (BMI) is published today in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal.